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Lot 0019
Donated By: Donick Cary, Emmy-Award winning writer/producer (Letterman /Simpsons / Parks and Recreation /Silicon Valley)

New World, Mexico, Spanish Colonial style, ca. 19th century CE. A pair of hand-carved devotional wooden objects: one, a pair of hands clasped as if in prayer, with each finger finely detailed, probably once part of a santo; the second is a miniature santo of a nun with stigmata, perhaps Saint Catherine of Siena. Size of largest (nun): 2.75" L x 3" W x 7.65" H (7 cm x 7.6 cm x 19.4 cm)

Santos played an important role in bringing the Catholic Church to the New World with the Spanish colonists. These religious figures were hand-carved and often furnished with crowns, jewels, and other accessories, usually funded by religious devotees, and were used as icons to explain the major figures - Mary, Christ, and the saints - to new, indigenous converts. Likewise, they served as a connection to the Old World for Spanish colonists far from home. They became a folk art tradition in the Spanish New World, from modern day Guatemala to as far north as New Mexico and Colorado. Many of them were lovingly cared for over the years, with repairs and paint added as they aged, and played an active part for a long time in the religious life of their communities.

Provenance: private D. C. collection, California, USA; D. C. is an Emmy Award winning Hollywood writer and Executive Producer, collected before 2000

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Condition

The hands have very slight chips and patina from age and handling. The nun figure has lost one hand and two fingers, and has very limited, inactive insect damage. It has a patina from touch and age.

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Pair of 19th C. Mexican Wooden Objects - Santo & Hands

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